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Jonny Gomes gets World Series tattoo, complete with beard, on his hip

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes seemed to enjoy is 2013 season more than any other in his 10-year MLB career. He and his beard became a symbol of success for the a city that was in need of a boost. And now, Gomes has a symbol of that success inked on his body for […]
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Germany wears rainbow colors to Opening Ceremony

As expected, Germany marched through the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday sporting their flamboyant rainbow colors. The country’s officials have insisted that the uniforms are not a political statement, but there are still plenty of people who like to think they are. [Related: Vladimir Putin wants gay Olympic visitors to 'leave children […]
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Skier Heidi Kloser asks parents if she’s still an Olympian after tearing ACL

American mogul skier Heidi Kloser suffered a heartbreaking injury on Thursday during an Olympic practice run. The 21-year-old was warming up for the first qualification run of her Olympic career when she suffered a torn ACL. Knee injuries are common for mogul skiers, but that doesn’t make them any less devastating. As if the story […]
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Thiago Silva arrested after allegedly pulling gun on wife

UFC fighter Thiago Silva was arrested on Thursday night after he allegedly went ballistic and accused his wife of having an affair. The light heavyweight reportedly drove to a jiu-jitsu school and threatened people before barricading himself in his home, where the SWAT team was called upon to get him to surrender. According to a […]
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kordell Stewart is dating Towanda Braxton

Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart filed for divorce from his ex-wife Porsha Williams last year. Williams was one of the stars of the reality TV series “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” It appears as though Stewart has gone from one reality TV star to the next, as he is now dating Towanda Braxton. Braxton, the […]
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Snowboarder puts number on helmet, gets photos from females

Russian snowboarder Alexey Sobolev is quickly emerging as one of the more polarizing athletes at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. During the slopestyle qualifying round on Thursday, Sobolev decided to write his cell phone number on the back of his helmet. He had received more than 2,000 text messages by Friday morning. The 22-year-old said that […]
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Google shows LGBT support for Sochi Olympics

Google is the latest corporation to take a stand against Russia’s anti-gay laws, and it may also be the largest and most influential. Beginning on Thursday evening, Google’s latest homepage “doodle” features a rainbow flag (the symbol of the LGBT movement) and several sports images. Below the graphic is the following quote. “The practice of […]
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul George addresses rumor he impregnated stripper

On Wednesday, a report surfaced claiming that Indiana Pacers star Paul George impregnated a stripper over the summer. The woman, who is named Daniela according to Baller Alert, is allegedly seven months pregnant and recently revealed on Instagram that she is having a girl. The most damning part of the report is the assertion that […]
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Costas is straight up broadcasting from a Fortress of Solitude

Did anyone else watching Bob Costas broadcast on NBC Thursday notice that his studio set bears a strong resemblance to the Fortress of Solitude? Seriously, all they’re missing is a sign on the studio entrance saying “Kneel Before Bob.”
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The irony in these Mark Brunell marijuana comments is so strong

Whether marijuana should be a legal substance in the NFL has been a topic of debate recently. It mostly started when Seattle and Denver, teams from states that have legalized marijuana, met in the Super Bowl, aka the “Weed Bowl,” the “Bud Bowl,” the “Stoner Bowl,” or my personal favorite, the “Bowl Bowl.” When asked […]
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer’s wife strikes down rumor of Urban-Mike Vrabel fight

One of the more surprising and possibly overlooked coaching moves of the offseason was Mike Vrabel leaving Ohio State for the Houston Texans. Vrabel, a former linebacker with the Steelers, Patriots and Chiefs, got into coaching after retiring from the NFL in 2011. He started off under former teammate Luke Fickell’s staff and was retained […]
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nando De Colo broke his nose and is wearing a gnarly mask

Nando De Colo broke his nose during Thursday’s San Antonio Spurs-Brooklyn Nets game, but the tough guy didn’t miss much of the action. De Colo got hurt on an elbow from Andrei Kirilenko with about four minutes left in the second quarter. He was fitted with a protection mask and was able to return to […]
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Costas has pink eye and is wearing glasses in Sochi

If you saw Bob Costas doing Olympics work on NBC at all Thursday, your first question probably was “what the heck is up with Bob Costas’ eye?” and why is he wearing glasses? Turns out that the veteran broadcaster developed an eye infection that prevented him from putting in contact lenses, which is why he’s […]
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February 06, 2014  |  32 Comments

Charles Barkley gives funniest pronunciation of Jonas Valanciunas (Video)

Once you hear how Jonas Valanciunas’ last name is pronounced, it’s not as hard to say as it looks. It’s pretty simple: val-un-chew-nas. But don’t tell that to Charles Barkley. Listening to him try to pronounce Valanciunas’ last name was pure gold. Shaq and Chuck picked teams for the Rising Stars Challenge game next weekend […]
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kaman makes meme out of him sleeping on Lakers bench

Chris Kaman was seen laying down on the Lakers’ bench during the third quarter on Wednesday because hey, with all the empty chairs, why not stretch out? We posted the picture and wrote about it here at LBS, and it sorta went viral. It was also enough to prompt Kaman to tweet for the first […]
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ken Griffey Jr. jokes he owns 100 copies of his famous Upper Deck rookie card

If you were a young baseball fan during the late ’80s and early-mid ’90s, chances are you collected baseball cards and were a fan of Ken Griffey Jr. Junior just embodied cool. He had a great smile, always had his hat turned backwards, hit home runs, made great catches, and man, did he just have […]
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley: Nets stink, are beating up on ‘ugly chicks’

The Brooklyn Nets have rallied after a terrible start to the season that put head coach Jason Kidd’s job in jeopardy. Brooklyn was 10-21 at one point and reports said Kidd could be fired before the All-Star break. But the Nets have played well since the new year, going 11-4 to improve to 21-25 for […]
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

RIP Ralph Kiner, a slugger who once dated Liz Taylor

Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger and Baseball Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner died on Thursday at the age of 91. Though Kiner isn’t remembered as one of the greats of the game in the same context as Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle or Joe DiMaggio, he was still a fantastic player whose career was cut short by […]
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Russian official indicates Sochi hotel showers are under video surveillance

There has not been a lot of news coming out of the Sochi Olympics this week that paints Russia in a positive light. Most of the images and videos we have seen show an Olympic site that is dirty and unfinished. Dmitry Kozak, one of the officials who helped organize the Sochi Games, fired back […]
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Hank Haney: Tiger Woods works out too much, doesn’t practice enough

Hank Haney and Tiger Woods have been trading some subtle jabs over the past few weeks, and things seem to start with Haney sharing his long held view that Tiger is working out too much. Haney, who is Tiger’s former swing coach, shared his opinion on his SiriusXM radio show two weeks ago. “My opinion […]
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Malik McDowell’s mother has not signed his letter of intent for Michigan State

Five-star defensive end recruit Malik McDowell committed to Michigan State on Wednesday, but there could be a slight problem. McDowell went to high school in Michigan. For whatever reason, his parents don’t want him staying in-state for college. They made that clear before national signing day, but McDowell went and committed to MSU anyway. The […]
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Spygate cameraman Matt Estrella selling his Patriots Super Bowl ring

Every authentic Super Bowl championship ring is a rare item. There is only one Super Bowl per year, and only the members of the winning team receive the coveted ring. A New England Patriots ring that was given to Matt Estrella is even more precious than the rest. If the name Estrella rings a bell, […]
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stray dog barks at cross-country skiers in Sochi

The presence of stray dogs is one of the many concerns that has been raised in recent weeks from reporters who are in Sochi for the Winter Olympics. Dogs have been roaming the streets near the Olympic park, and there have even been reports about Russian officials rounding up dogs and killing them before the […]
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacman Jones poses for pic with legendary rocker Rod Stewart

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Pacman Jones is vacationing in Miami this week. If you want to see some photos from his trip, you can check out his Instagram page. What you’ll find is pretty much the standard — some pictures of a hotel pool, the beach, his kids swimming, and Pacman kicking it with Rod Stewart. […]
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Bass jokingly does CPR on Rajon Rondo (GIF)

Rajon Rondo appears to be getting his legs back underneath him, and the result has been two-straight victories for the Boston Celtics. Rondo scored 19 points and shelled out 10 assists in a win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday for his first double-double of the season. He then flirted with a triple-double (8 points, […]
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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